George II of Great Britain

King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1727 to 1760

George II (George Augustus, 10 November 1683 – 25 October 1760) was a British king. He was born in Germany. He was the last British monarch born outside of Great Britain. New British law in the early 1700s allowed that only his father's mother, Sophia of Hanover, and her Protestant children to inherit the British throne. After the deaths of George's grandmother and Queen Anne of Great Britain in 1714, George's father became king of Great Britain as George I.

George II of Great Britain
King of Great Britain and Ireland
Elector of Hanover
Reign11 June 1727 – 25 October 1760
Coronation11 October 1727
PredecessorGeorge I
SuccessorGeorge III
Born9 November 1683
Died25 October 1760(1760-10-25) (aged 76)
Kensington Palace, London, England
SpouseCaroline of Ansbach
FatherGeorge I of Great Britain
MotherSophia Dorothea of Celle

He became King of Great Britain and King of Ireland in 1727 after the death of his father. He was also Elector of Hanover. His son, Frederick, Prince of Wales died before him, so Frederick’s son became George III of Great Britain.

George II died of heart problems on the toilet on 25 October 1760. His body was buried on 11 November in Westminster Abbey next to his wife, Caroline of Ansbach